May 10th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Texas has heightened its concern over mercury levels in fish being caught off the Gulf coast of the state, according to The Department of State Health Services, which made the announcement earlier this week.
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July 29th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The FDA’s failure to respond within the proper timeframe to a petition to create stricter limits on allowable levels of mercury in fish has landed the agency in court.
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April 25th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
A new study released by UC Berkeley and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that over the last century, levels of mercury have risen dramatically higher up in the food chain, specifically in some Pacific seabirds. The study suggests that the poisonous effects of mercury toxicity, which makes its way [...]
Read More:New Study Finds Mercury Toxicity in Seabirds on the Rise
February 15th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
In a covert 2010 investigation titled “Operation Safe Seafood”, GotMercury.org, a non-profit advocacy group working to protect people and the environment from mercury, revealed startling levels of the toxin found in fish served in restaurants and grocery stores across California. The recently released report also noted negligent restaurants and retailers who did not post visible warning signs about mercury prone seafood, which is especially risky for pregnant women and children.
Read More:Alarming Levels of Mercury Found in California Fish